Deception Complex Fire Update

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The air quality may be improving, but the deception complex continues to burn near Oakridge. The fires have burned more than 2,200 acres since they started around August 12. They’re 55 percent contained. Cooler temperatures and light rain helped improved conditions over the weekend. Eight helicopters are being used to attack the … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Impacts Campgrounds

NEAR OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Heavy smoke hung over Oakridge and nearby areas due to the Deception Complex wildfire Sunday. While fire crews are making progress containing the blaze during the weekend, that smoke is causing many many people to change their holiday plans, but others decided to carry out their weekend plans. The Deception Complex … Continue reading »

Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The fires in Deception Creek have become more active and fire officials are issuing a Level 2 ‘get set’ evacuation notice for residents along LaDuke and Harbour Roads, along with the Deception Creek Mobile Park in Westfir. Spot fires are flaring up near the mobile home park and on the Middle Fork Ranger … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Fire crews battled wildfires west of Oakridge the weekend. The wildfires make up the Deception Complex and consist of the Staley Fire, Deception Fire, Green Lake Fire, Davey Fire, and Pool Fire. The fires have burned 445 acres as of Monday morning and are 53 percent contained. Helicopters played a significant role … Continue reading »

Heat Lamp Leads to Structure Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Fire Department says their new engines responded to their first call on Sunday morning at a fire on Idaho Street. At around 7:39 a.m., firefighters responded to a home full of smoke on Idaho Street . Ashland Fire reports a heat lamp apparently fell from a pet lizard’s cage and lit the … Continue reading »

Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A small brush fire Saturday forced the evacuation of a dozen homes. The fire started around 5 p.m. at East Third and West Oak Road. Luckily, there were helicopters already staged in the area for the ongoing Staley Fire and the fire was put out quickly. The fire charred two acres. There … Continue reading »

Dumpsters Catch Fire on Moving Truck

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Safety training really paid off for one Corvallis truck driver on Friday, after the dumpsters he was hauling caught fire. For truck driver Brad Pitts, Friday morning started out to be just like any other work day at Republic Services. He picked up two boxes – which are industrial-sized dumpsters – and … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Court said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 p.m. But … Continue reading »

Lightning Starts Fires in Lebanon

LEBANON, Ore. — Firefighters responded to two grass fires Sunday night in Lebanon that they say started from lightning strikes. They say both fires were in grass fields just outside of town. The Lebanon Fire Department says while on the way to one fire – they spotted another one nearby. Firefighters say both fires were … Continue reading »

Pets Saved From Corvallis Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Five pets are safe after a fire destroyed a large portion of a Corvallis home Wednesday afternoon, and the owners say if it were not for the firefighters who rescued their pets, the animals would likely not be alive. When Rick Miller was driving home Wednesday afternoon, he could not get through to … Continue reading »

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